Did you overindulge a bit over the holidays? It’s time to rein things in and get back on track. One of the things that I love to do when I feel like I’m getting off track with eating healthy is to detox. I’m not talking about anything drastic–no juice fasting, weird detox drinks or herbal detox supplements, just a simple and gentle way to start the detox process. Today, I’m going to be sharing what I do to gently detox and get back on track after the holidays or any time I just need to “re-boot.”
My first tip is to clean up your diet and stick to clean, whole foods. This means eating lots of vegetables, beans and legumes, fruit, gluten free grains nuts and seeds. When choosing food, focus on things that are grown in the ground rather than things that are man-made. Choose fresh vegetables whenever possible. Choose frozen vegetables over canned. Eat a wide variety of foods, especially fruits and vegetables.
Next, drink plenty of water and herbal tea. Drinking enough during your detox is critical! You want to move toxins out of your body as quickly as possible. Drinking enough will also help if you are having headaches during your detox. Choose herbal teas that both detox and nourish your body.
Lemon water is a simple way to start your detox. Because lemon juice’s atomic structure is similar to the digestive juices found in the stomach, it tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps keep food moving through your body and gastrointestinal tract smoothly. Lemon water also helps relieve indigestion or ease an upset stomach. Lemon water benefits the enzyme functions in your body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins. Because it’s a mild diuretic, you might find yourself using the bathroom more often, helping the urinary tract get rid of any unwanted elements. All of this helps detox body & skin.
Detox symptoms such as headaches are completely normal. Drinking plenty of water and/or herbal tea will help. Also, taking extra soluble fiber will get rid of headaches with a full eight-ounce glass of water. If you normally drink coffee, the first few days can be a little rough as you detox off coffee. Wishing you all the very best in this New Year ahead and a happy, healthy 2018!
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